DENVER (CBS4) — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center warned backcountry adventurers Sunday to avoid steep, untouched, wind-loaded slopes following the latest round of snowfall.
Many areas of the north and central mountains received close to two feet of new snow.
A previous layer of granular snow created a weak support under the new depth, the state agency cautioned.
As evidence, the CAIC posted photos of Sunday morning slides on its Twitter account.
The most daunting incident caught a skier on Mount Emmons. The skier was able to find a way off the flank of the slide and escaped uninjured.
Another slide on Stanley Mountain above Berthoud Falls was triggered by explosive devices as part of avalanche mitigation work.
Both slide areas were on southeast aspects of the mountains above treeline.